[ mahr-shuh-leez, -lees ]

noun,plural Mar·shall·ese.
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Marshall Islands, especially a member of a Micronesian people native to these Islands.

  2. the Polynesian language of the Marshall Islands.

  1. of or relating to the Marshall Islands, their inhabitants, or their language.

Origin of Marshallese

First recorded in 1940–45; Marshall (Islands) + -ese

Words Nearby Marshallese Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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